Kim Politzer - Director of Research, European Real Estate
Kim Politzer joined Fidelity's Real Estate team in March 2018. She leads the European research and quants team and is part of the Real Estate Leadership Team. Prior to this, Kim was a Senior Director, and Head of European Research at Invesco Real Estate.
At Fidelity she works closely with the real estate investment team to apply both top down and bottom up research to support strategy for new and existing mandates. She its on the Investment Committee and chairs the Investment Strategy Forum.
As part of her responsibility for understanding drivers of fund performance she has also become a member of both INREV’s ODCE steering committee and MSCI’s PEPFI User Group.
With c.30 years’ experience, Kim began her career at Tesco, working in their site research team, assessing the suitability of sites for new supermarkets and superstores using gravity modelling. She then moved to Weatherall Green & Smith (now BNP Paribas Real Estate) where she started work specialising in the retail sector, before eventually heading up occupier research across all sectors and also having responsibility for real estate forecasting.
At Invesco, Kim provided a pan-European overview of the real estate market, and was responsible for Invesco’s European Real Estate House View. She sat on the Investment Committee, the Fund Strategy Review Committee and co-chaired the Investment Strategy Group.